ABOUT THE ART ON BUNDJALUNG PROJECT
Art on Bundjulung Country began in 2017 as a way to provide opportunities for Aboriginal people across Northern NSW to explore better health and wellbeing through connection with cultural arts.
The project brought Aboriginal people together to connect socially, foster participation and cultural exchange, and build the capacity of emerging Aboriginal artists through various art forms. Exploring and communicating personal and social values and giving voice to storylines and hidden issues through art and conversation was a focus of the project. Throughout all stages, art and its connection to culture and country was intrinsically linked, enhancing the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people.
Arts Northern Rivers partnered with North Coast Primary Health Network and Lismore Regional Gallery, supported by a steering committee, to deliver the project through to June 2019 culminating in the delivery of the first Bundjalung Art Market at The Quad, in Lismore.
Following on from the success of the inaugural event, Arts Northern Rivers is proud to be working with Bundjalung artists, local councils and community partners to deliver two further markets in 2021 (Lismore) & 2022 (Kyogle) with more to come.
ARTS NORTHERN RIVERS
As the peak arts organisation for our region we deliver services and projects that foster artistic innovation and excellence and work to ensure access and engagement with arts and cultural activity.
We are an independent not for profit organisation, supported by Create NSW and local Governments within the Northern Rivers.